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Chappelle, Rita

Rita I. Chappelle, 88, Green Bay, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at a local nursing home. She was born June 20, 1924 in Green Bay to the late Jules and Mary (Bruyninckz) Boschaert. On May 20, 1944, she married Neil Chappelle; he preceded her in death April 23, 2006.

Rita was a woman of faith and integrity who loved her family and was committed to the Lord. She had been employed as a receptionist at Weight Watchers. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Women and Trinity Lutheran Quilters. She also was treasurer of the Brown County Chapter #268 AARP for many years.

Survivors include one son, Robert (Patricia) Chappelle, Lake Zurich, Illinois; two daughters, Lois (Roy) Graham and Luann Glielmi, both of Green Bay; grandchildren, Lori, Rachel, Justin, Angela, Aria, Ryan and Aaron; great-grandchildren, Gretta, Ava and Tyler; her sister, Maryann De Jardin; two sisters-in-law, Edna Chappelle and Jackie Boschaert; and one brother-in-law, Ward Chappelle.

In addition to her parents and husband, Neil, she was preceded in death by a baby, daughter, Virginia and two brothers, Louis and Earl.

Visitation will take place from 9 to 11 am Monday, April 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 330 South Broadway, where the funeral service will take place at 11 am with the Rev. Michael Baucom officiating. Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to express special thanks to the Unity Hospice staff for all of their care and concern for Rita.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2013
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